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					PETER DRAKAKIS- CURRICULUM VITAE


Ass. Professor, 1st OB/GYN Dept, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece.


   Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1957.
   Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and Biochemistry from Brown University,
    USA in 1978 magna cum laude (with high honors).
   Medical Degree from the University of Athens in 1984 magna cum laude (with
    high honors).
   Specialization in OB/GYN from ALEXANDRA Maternity Hospital of the
    University of Athens Medical School in 1993.
   Post graduate training in the Center for Reproductive Medicine of Faulkner
    Hospital of Harvard University in the USA, September 1992 till February 1993.
   PhD in Reproductive Gynecology from the University of Athens in 1999 magna
    cum laude (with high honors0.
   Since 1993, scientific collaborator with the Reproductive Medicine Unit of the
    1st Dept of OB/GYN of the Univesrity of Athens Medical School.
   Since February 1998, in Charge of Recurrent Abortions Unit of the same Dept.
   In 2001, Lecturer of OB/GYN in the University of Athens Medical School.
   Since 2005, Assistant Professor of OB/GYN in the University of Athens Medical
    School.
   Member and Founding Member of many Greek and International Societies.
   Numerous oral and poster presentations in international scientific congresses.
   Co-author of about 60 peer reviewed papers.




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                       PUBLICATIONS

Extrauterine pregnancy resulting from late spontaneous rupture of an unscarred gravid
uterus: case report. Thomakos N, Kallianidis K, Voulgaris Z, Drakakis P, Arefetz N,
Antsaklis A. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2009;36(3):192-3.PMID: 19860369


Early hCG addition to rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF provides better results and
the cDNA copies of the hCG receptor may be an indicator of successful
stimulation.Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Beloukas A, Sypsa V, Anastasiadou V,
Kalofolias G, Arabatzi H, Kiapekou E, Stefanidis K, Paraskevis D, Makrigiannakis A,
Hatzakis A, Antsaklis A.

Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Oct 13;7:110."hCG priming" effect in controlled
ovarian stimulation through a long protocol.

Beretsos P, Partsinevelos GA, Arabatzi E, Drakakis P, Mavrogianni D, Anagnostou E,
Stefanidis K, Antsaklis A, Loutradis D.
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Aug 31;7:91.PMID: 19719843

Effect of PRL on in vitro follicle growth, in vitro oocyte maturation, fertilization and
early embryonic development in mice.
Kiapekou E, Loutradis D, Mastorakos G, Bletsa R, Beretsos P, Zapanti E, Drakakis P,
Antsaklis A, Kiessling AA.
Cloning Stem Cells. 2009 Jun;11(2):293-300.

Corifollitropin alfa, a long-acting follicle-stimulating hormone agonist for the
treatment of infertility.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Vlismas A, Antsaklis A.
Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2009 Apr;10(4):372-80. Review.PMID: 19337959

Fetomaternal immunotolerance.
Makrigiannakis A, Karamouti M, Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Antsaklis A.
Am J Reprod Immunol. 2008 Dec;60(6):482-96. Review.PMID: 19032609

The role of steroid hormones in ART. Loutradis D, Beretsos P, Arabatzi E,
Anagnostou E, Drakakis P.J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2008 Nov;112(1-3):1-4.
Epub 2008 Sep 20. Review.

Poor responder protocols for in-vitro fertilization: options and results. Loutradis D,
Vomvolaki E, Drakakis P.Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Aug;20(4):374-8.
Review.PMID: 18660689

Oxytocin receptor- and Oct-4-expressing cells in human amniotic fluid.
Stefanidis K, Loutradis D, Anastasiadou V, Bletsa R, Kiapekou E, Drakakis P,
Beretsos P, Elenis E, Mesogitis S, Antsaklis A.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2008 May;24(5):280-4.PMID: 18569033

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Pharmacogenetics in ovarian stimulation--current concepts.
Loutradis D, Vlismas A, Drakakis P, Antsaklis A.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Apr;1127:10-9. Review.PMID: 18443324

Intravenous infusion of PAF affects ovulation, fertilization and preimplantation
embryonic development in NZB x NZW F1 hybrid mice.
Sakellariou M, Drakakis P, Antonopoulou S, Anagnostou E, Loutradis D, Patargias T.
Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2008 Mar;85(3-4):125-33. Epub 2007 Dec
4.PMID: 18248752

Different ovarian stimulation protocols for women with diminished ovarian reserve.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Vomvolaki E, Antsaklis A.
J Assist Reprod Genet. 2007 Dec;24(12):597-611. Epub 2007 Nov 22. Review

A non-invasive retinal prosthesis - testing the concept.
Nikolic K, Grossman N, Yan H, Drakakis E, Toumazou C, Degenaar P.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;2007:6365-8.PMID: 18003477 [PubMed -
indexed for MEDLINE]Related articles

A 13.56MHz short range telemetry link for the monitoring of incubated cell cultures.
Walia AS, Drakakis EM.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;2007:2273-6.PMID: 18002444

Luteal estrogen supplementation in stimulated cycles may improve the pregnancy rate
in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo
transfer.
Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Vomvolaki E, Stefanidis K, Kiapekou E, Anagnostou E,
Anastasiadou K, Milingos S, Antsaklis A.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2007 Nov;23(11):645-52.PMID: 17999276

Effect of prolactin in the absence of hCG on maturation, fertilization, and embryonic
development of in vitro matured mouse oocytes.
Kiapekou E, Zapanti E, Mastorakos G, Beretsos P, Bletsa R, Drakakis P, Loutradis D,
Antsaklis A.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:450-9.

Effects of GH and IGF-I on the in vitro maturation of mouse oocytes.
Kiapekou E, Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Zapanti E, Mastorakos G, Antsaklis A.
Hormones (Athens). 2005 Jul-Sep;4(3):155-60.PMID: 16613825

Laparoscopic evaluation of infertile patients with chronic pelvic pain.
Milingos S, Protopapas A, Kallipolitis G, Drakakis P, Makrigiannakis A, Liapi A,
Milingos D, Antsaklis A, Michalas S.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2006 Mar;12(3):347-53.PMID: 16569325

Endometriosis in patients with chronic pelvic pain: is staging predictive of the
efficacy of laparoscopic surgery in pain relief?


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Milingos S, Protopapas A, Kallipolitis G, Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Liapi A, Antsaklis
A.
Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2006;62(1):48-54. Epub 2006 Mar 15.PMID: 16543749

Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor gene mutations are not evident in Greek
women with premature ovarian failure and poor responders.
Loutradis D, Patsoula E, Stefanidis K, Drakakis P, Antonakis G, Bletsa R, Antsaklis
A, Michalas S.
Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2006;61(1):56-60. Epub 2005 Sep 30.PMID: 16195671

Novel trends in follicular development, atresia and corpus luteum regression: a role
for apoptosis.
Rolaki A, Drakakis P, Millingos S, Loutradis D, Makrigiannakis A.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2005 Jul;11(1):93-103. Review.PMID: 16102296

Alternate day and daily administration of GnRH antagonist may prevent premature
luteinization to a similar extent during FSH treatment.
Messinis IE, Loutradis D, Domali E, Kotsovassilis CP, Papastergiopoulou L,
Kallitsaris A, Drakakis P, Dafopoulos K, Milingos S.
Hum Reprod. 2005 Nov;20(11):3192-7. Epub 2005 Jul 21.PMID: 16037104

Small doses of LH activity are needed early in ovarian stimulation for better quality
oocytes in IVF-ET.
Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Kallianidis K, Liapi A, Milingos S, Makrigiannakis A,
Dionyssiou-Asteriou A, Michalas S.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2005 Jul 1;121(1):77-80.PMID: 15989987

Effect of human hydrosalpinx fluid on the development of mouse embryos and role of
the concentration of growth factors in culture medium with and without hydrosalpinx
fluid.
Loutradis D, Stefanidis K, Kousidis I, Bletsa R, Drakakis P, Milingos S, Makris N,
Michalas S.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2005 Jan;20(1):26-9.PMID:

Comparison between "short" and "long" protocols in an ICSI programme.
Loutradis D, Stefanidis K, Drakakis P, El Sheikh A, Milingos S, Antsaklis A,
Michalas S.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2005 May 1;120(1):69-72.PMID: 15866089

Laparoscopic treatment of ovarian dermoid cysts: eleven years' experience.
Milingos S, Protopapas A, Drakakis P, Liapi A, Loutradis D, Rodolakis A, Milingos
D, Michalas S.
J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2004 Nov;11(4):478-85.PMID: 15701189

.A modified gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol failed to
increase clinical pregnancy rates in comparison with the long GnRH protocol.
Loutradis D, Stefanidis K, Drakakis P, Milingos S, Antsaklis A, Michalas S.
Fertil Steril. 2004 Nov;82(5):1446-8.PMID: 15533377

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Colpopexy: a modification of Shaw's technique.
Karpathios S, Liapis A, Phylaktou M, Drakakis P, Panagopoulos P.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 1998 Jul;18(4):365-8.PMID: 15512111

A double embryo transfer on days 2 and 4 or 5 improves pregnancy outcome in
patients with good embryos but repeated failures in IVF or ICSI.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Dallianidis K, Bletsa SR, Milingos S, Doumplis N, Sofikitis
N, Asteriou-Dionyssiou A, Michalas L, Michalas S.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2004;31(1):63-6.PMID: 14998193

Laparoscopic management of patients with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.
Milingos S, Protopapas A, Drakakis P, Liapi A, Loutradis D, Kallipolitis G, Milingos
D, Michalas S.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Nov;997:269-73. Review.PMID: 14644834

Alternative approaches in the management of poor response in controlled ovarian
hyperstimulation (COH).
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Milingos S, Stefanidis K, Michalas S.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Nov;997:112-9. Review.PMID: 14644816

Results of controlled ovarian stimulation for ART in poor responders according to the
short protocol using different gonadotrophins combinations.
Loutradis D, Elsheikh A, Kallianidis K, Drakakis P, Stefanidis K, Milingos S,
Michalas S.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2004 Dec;270(4):223-6. Epub 2003 Sep 12.PMID: 13680266

Messenger RNA expression for the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor and
luteinizing hormone receptor in human oocytes and preimplantation-stage embryos.
Patsoula E, Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Michalas L, Bletsa R, Michalas S.
Fertil Steril. 2003 May;79(5):1187-93.PMID: 12738515

Does pre-treatment with micronized progesterone affect the ovarian response to a
gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist flare-up protocol?
Loutradis D, Stefanidis K, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, El Sheikh A, Milingos S, Siskos
K, Michalas S.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2003 Apr;17(2):101-6.PMID: 12737670

A comparative study of the effect of ovarian stimulation protocols with different
gonadotropin preparations on the biological and clinical parameters of the outcome of
intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Kallianidis K, Bletsa R, Milingos S, Dionyssiou-Asteriou A,
Michalas S.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2002;29(4):286-9.PMID: 12635747

A preliminary study of the effect of growth hormone on mouse preimplantation
embryo development in vitro.
Selective feticide of an affected fetus in the second trimester has comparable risks to
those in the first trimester.

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Antsaklis AJ, Drakakis P, Vlazakis GP, Michalas S.
Prenat Diagn. 2001 Feb;21(2):135-7.PMID: 11241542

Expression of mRNA for the LH and FSH receptors in mouse oocytes and
preimplantation embryos.
Patsoula E, Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Bletsa R, Michalas S.
Reproduction. 2001 Mar;121(3):455-61.PMID: 11226072

Effects of cotinine on sperm motility, membrane function, and fertilizing capacity in
vitro.
Sofikitis N, Takenaka M, Kanakas N, Papadopoulos H, Yamamoto Y, Drakakis P,
Miyagawa I.
Urol Res. 2000 Dec;28(6):370-5.PMID: 11221915

Birth of two infants who were seronegative for human immunodeficiency virus type 1
(HIV-1) after intracytoplasmic injection of sperm from HIV-1-seropositive men.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Patsoula E, Bletsa R, Michalas S.
Fertil Steril. 2001 Jan;75(1):210-2.PMID: 11163841

Biological factors in culture media affecting in vitro fertilization, preimplantation
embryo development, and implantation.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Sofikitis N, Kallipolitis G, Milingos S,
Makris N, Michalas S.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000;900:325-35. Review.PMID: 10818421

Adhesions: laparoscopic surgery versus laparotomy.
Milingos S, Kallipolitis G, Loutradis D, Liapi A, Mavrommatis K, Drakakis P,
Tourikis J, Creatsas G, Michalas S.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000;900:272-85.PMID: 10818415

The adhesion molecule CEACAM1 (CD66a, C-CAM, BGP) is specifically expressed
by the extravillous intermediate trophoblast.
Bamberger AM, Sudahl S, Löning T, Wagener C, Bamberger CM, Drakakis P,
Coutifaris C, Makrigiannakis A.
Am J Pathol. 2000 Apr;156(4):1165-70.PMID: 10751340

Variations of serum hormone levels in young exercising women.
Dionyssiou-Asteriou A, Drakakis P, Vatalas IA, Michalas S.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1999 Aug;51(2):258-60. No abstract available. PMID:
10469000

Oocyte morphology correlates with embryo quality and pregnancy rate after
intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Milingos S, Dendrinos S, Michalas S.
Fertil Steril. 1999 Aug;72(2):240-4.PMID: 10438988

Reduction of multifetal pregnancies to twins does not increase obstetric or perinatal
risks.

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Antsaklis AJ, Drakakis P, Vlazakis GP, Michalas S.
Hum Reprod. 1999 May;14(5):1338-40.PMID: 10325290

Factors affecting postoperative pregnancy rate after endoscopic management of large
endometriomata.
Milingos S, Kallipolitis G, Loutradis D, Liapi A, Drakakis P, Antsaklis A, Michalas
S.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1998 Nov;63(2):129-37.PMID: 9856318

The effect of the duration of GnRH-agonist down regulation before ovarian
stimulation on the biological and clinical outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm
injection.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Bletsa R, Milingos S, Makris N, Michalas S.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1998 Oct;80(2):251-5.PMID: 9846679

Gonadal dysgenesis: fertility options.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1997 Jun 17;816:389-94. No abstract available. PMID: 9238293

The in vitro development of mouse embryos beyond the blastocyst stage into the
hatching and outgrowth stage using different energy sources.
Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Milingos S, Bletsa R, Kallianidis K, Michalas S,
Aravantinos D.
J Assist Reprod Genet. 1996 Nov;13(10):786-92.PMID: 8986590

A flexible protocol for the induction of recipient endometrial cycles in an oocyte
donation programme.
Michalas S, Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Kallianidis K, Milingos S, Deligeoroglou E,
Aravantinos D.
Hum Reprod. 1996 May;11(5):1063-6.PMID: 8671391

Oocyte donation to women over 40 years of age: pregnancy complications.
Michalas S, Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Milingos S, Papageorgiou J, Kallianidis K,
Koumantakis E, Aravantinos D.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1996 Feb;64(2):175-8.

Uterine pinopodes as markers of the 'nidation window' in cycling women receiving
exogenous oestradiol and progesterone.
Nikas G, Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Mara-Skoufari C, Koumantakis E, Michalas S,
Psychoyos A.
Hum Reprod. 1995 May;10(5):1208-13.

A preliminary study of the effect of growth hormone on mouse preimplantation
embryo development in vitro.
Drakakis P, Loutradis D, Milingos S, Michalas S, Kallianidis K, Bletsa R,
Aravantinos D, Kiessling AA.
Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1995;40(4):222-6.PMID: 8586301


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The effect of compounds altering the cAMP level on reversing the 2-cell block
induced by hypoxanthine in mouse embryos in vitro.
Loutradis D, Drakakis P, Michalas S, Hatzaki C, Kallianidis K, Aravantinos L,
Kiessling AA.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1994 Dec;57(3):195-9.PMID: 7536169

Follicular fluid inhibin levels in relation to age in patients in an in vitro fertilization
and embryo transfer programme.
Dionyssiou-Asteriou A, Drakakis P, Loutradis D.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1993 Sep;51(1):55-61.PMID: 8282143

Uterus didelphys and pregnancy: an unusual case in an 18-year-old patient.
Karpathios SE, Phylactou M, Drakakis PE.
Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1992;33(1):51-3.PMID: 1563657




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